Turabian Style Bibliography Interview Questions

The Chicago Manual of Style (17th edition) includes YouTube videos under their videos and multimedia information (see Section 14.267: Videos, podcasts, and other online multimedia for more information). The general format is outlined below and you should include as much information as possible. 

General Format:

10. AuthorFirstName AuthorLastName, “Title of Video,” YouTube video, running time, publication date, URL.

For Example:

10. shapirolibrary, “Interview with Professor David Gou – 3D Printer Gripper,” YouTube Video, 1:10, December 19, 2017, https://youtu.be/SfsZjoD2Frk.

Shortened Notes:

11. shapirolibrary, “Interview with Professor David Gou."

Corresponding Bibliography Entry:

shapirolibrary. “Interview with Professor David Gou – 3D Printer Gripper.” YouTube Video, 1:10. December 19, 2017. https://youtu.be/SfsZjoD2Frk.

More information:

For further help please contact the Wolak Learning Center at 603.645.9606 (UC Students) and Online Writing Center at 866.721.1662 (Online/COCE Students) for assistance with citing websites in Chicago style.

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This information is intended to be a guideline, not expert advice. Please be sure to speak to your professor about the appropriate way to a website in your class assignments and projects.


University of Chicago. (2017). The Chicago Manual of Style. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

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How to reference an Interview using the Chicago Manual of Style

The citation format for an interview depends on how it was conducted and published.

Published interview from publication:

Last Name, First Name. Interview with First Name Last Name. Publication Title. Publication Information.

Published interview from Radio/TV program:

Last Name, First Name. Interview with First Name Last Name. Program Title. Network, Call letters, Date Interviewed.

Unpublished interview:

Last Name, First Name. Interview by First Name Last Name. Interview Type. Location, Date Interviewed.

For all types of interview citations, begin with the name(s) of the person(s) interviewed. The first person’s name should be reversed, with a comma being placed after the last name and a period after the first name (or any middle name). Titles and affiliations associated with the author should be omitted. A suffix, such as a roman numeral or Jr./Sr., should appear after the author’s given name, preceded by a comma.

When two or more people are interviewed, only the first person’s name should be reversed, while the others are written in normal order. Separate names by a comma.

Smith, John, and Jane Doe. Interview with Bob Anderson. Personal interview. Pittsburgh, February 11, 2009.

If the interview has a title, include it in quotations, along with a period, after the name of the person interviewed. If the interview does not have a title, instead include the text “Interview with” (or “Interview by” for an unpublished interview), followed by the interviewer’s name (which is written in normal order – do not reverse the first and last name), and a period.

Jolie, Angelina. Interview with Steve Kroft. 60 Minutes. CBS, WCBS, February 3, 2009.

Jolie, Angelina. “Being a Mother.” 60 Minutes. CBS, WCBS, February 3, 2009.

For a published interview, include publication information related to the medium in which the interview was published. See the Citation Guide entries for these works (e.g. radio/TV programs, magazines, newspapers) for specific guidelines.

Jolie, Angelina. Interview with John Smith. Newsweek, February 3, 2009.

For an unpublished interview, include the type of interview, a period, the location of the interview, a comma, and the date of the interview (written in the format of month day, year). End the citation with a period.

Smith, John. Interview by Bob Anderson. Tape recording. New York City, March 5, 2009.

If you conducted the interview, replace your name with the word “author.”

Smith, John. Interview by author. Tape recording. New York City, March 5, 2009.

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